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8 honeymoon mistakes every newlywed couple makes

Your honeymoon should be the best holiday of your life, but there are some big mistakes to avoid.

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The biggest honeymoon errors
The honeymoon mistakes to avoid. Image: Thinkstock

These honeymoon mistakes are all-too easy to make – dodge the holiday-nightmare minefield with our top tips on how to avoid these common holiday errors.

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Honeymoon Mistake #1
Getting an early flight the day after your wedding

You’ll both have a hangover and chances are some of your best friends and family will still be in town to catch up with after the big day. Don’t skip town too early and miss all the hazy-eyed reminiscing.

Honeymoon mistake #2
Booking your honeymoon in your new name

Getting a new passport takes time and it is risky to count on your new one arriving in time for your honeymoon. Play it safe and stick with the old one for now. 

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Honeymoon Mistake #3
Packing with a hangover

Pack your honeymoon bag before your wedding to avoid bringing five bikini tops and no bottoms and forget your travel sickness pills.

Honeymoon Mistake #4
Not telling all the hotel staff (and everyone really) that you’re honeymooning

There are discounts galore out there so make sure you spread the word! But don’t be surprised if a few people ask to see proof.

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Honeymoon mistake #5
Not getting your jabs

If you’re travelling outside of Central and Northern Europe, North America and Australia you need to check if you require any vaccinations. Nothing kills the romantic mood like malaria.

Honeymoon mistake #6
Not checking when rainy season is

If the flights seem ridiculously cheap question why!

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Honeymoon mistake #7
Going all inclusive when the area is known for it’s amazing cuisine

All inclusive can be super-relaxing but if you fancy going out and exploring the area’s food and wine go for accommodation only.

Honeymoon mistake #8
Underestimating the pain of sunburn

Sunburn can not only turn you into a human lobster but it can also make you feel fluey and feverish – and these are only the short term effects! Slap on the factor 50 and enjoy your honeymoon.

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